Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Agriculture Trade Fair (Landbouw Vakbeurs Assen)

Agriculture Trade Fair (Landbouw Vakbeurs Assen) 15 - 17 January 2013

TT Hall Assen
,The Netherlands 

Agriculture Trade Fair is known to be the largest and the most important show that dedicates itself in showcasing the agricultural equipments and services. The professionals belonging to this sector will get to exhibit advanced technology equipments which will benefit the professionals working in this sector. The exhibitors find this show to be the perfect platform where the respective companies can introduce their range to the present attendees. The visitors will get to see livestock and dairy machines, feeding and husbandry equipments, forage equipments and lot more other products.
Agriculture Trade Fair provides an interactive platform where the attendees can communicate with the exhibiting professionals personally and discuss about the recent innovations and policies added in the agricultural sector.

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

CIDA is Canada's lead agency for development assistance. CIDA's aim is to:
  • Manage Canada's support and resources effectively and accountably to achieve meaningful, sustainable results
  • Engage in policy development in Canada and internationally, enabling Canada's effort to realize its development objectives.
Want to know more about the structure and scope of CIDA? About the key policies that shape CIDA's work around the world? Curious to know where CIDA maintains a presence in Canada and what are the results of CIDA activities?
This section of CIDA's website provides a number of windows through which to gain a better understanding of what CIDA is all about.
The Government of Canada is committed to making its international assistance more efficient, focused and accountable. A key element of this aid effectiveness agenda is transparency. As such, CIDA is fully committed to make public useful information to enhance its transparency and accountability

Funding Programs and Support

Funding Programs and Support

How to avoid failure in poultry business

How to avoid failure in poultry business
A must read for poultry owners

Pig Business

Pig Business | Food from Farms not Factories
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Wednesday, 24 October 2012


The Bank of Agriculture (BOA) has earmarked 10 billion Naira for the Youth Agriculture Business Revolution in Nigeria (YARN). The Managing Director of the Bank, Mohammed Santuraki, explained that plans have been concluded for the lauching of the programme.
Santuraki spoke at the Bank’s Head Office in Kaduna, while receiving members of the House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture.
has concluded plans to launch the Youth Agriculture Business Revolution in Nigeria (YARN) with about 10 billion naira. The Bank’s boss said the bank has granted a 5 billion naira loan to small-scale farmers this year while over 2 billion naira was given as loan to commercial farmers.
Meanwhile, the Minister of Information, Labaran Maku, has stressed need to redefine the nation’s agricultural funding system and establish a framework that would support issuance of long-term funding to the country’s farmers.

Friday, 19 October 2012

Min. of Agric to give women phones!!

The Minister made this promise in Abuja at a forum planned to happen together with the annual global marking of October 16 as World Food Day.
Adesina said, the FG had made plans for the provision of 10 million cell phones to farmers next year, thus, the five million phones would come from the 10 million.
“First and foremost, we are going to distribute, for next year, 10 million mobile phones.
“And when I say we, actually, the Minister of Communications Technology is taking the lead in this, working with my ministry.”
“The Minister of Finance, as you know, she is always passionate about women, will do five million phones for women farmers so that we make sure that they get it.”
“And those phones are not just for inputs; it is that we want to get our rural folks to get market information, extension information, health information, climate information; all that in local languages on their mobile phones.’’
“Secondly we are working with mobile phone companies to expand the number of base stations they have in rural areas so we can reach a lot of people in the rural areas.”
“We found that one challenge was the issue of network coverage and that is a challenge we all face as a country; that the issue of connectivity reception in a number of areas has to be dealt with.”
“We also have a number of farmers that do not have phones, especially women farmers, and I want to make sure we reach those who do not have phones so that they could really be reached.”

How will we feed 9 billion in 2050?

The World Economic summit question preparing us for the year 2050.

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Kantor Cabang

Kantor Cabang

Unity Bank Declares Support for Agric Sector

Unity Bank Plc has declaredits readiness to strengthen its support for the the farmers and make the sector more profitable.
This was disclosed by the North-west executive director of the bank, Alhaji Isamaila Galadanci, at the presentation of a brand new car won by one of the organisation’s customer in Jigawa state, Alhaji Abubakar Tata. He emerged one of the winners of the ongoing nationwide promo of the bank.
The director said, Unity Bank is always at people’s door to support their business and agricultural activities.
Galadanci added that, the bank has special packages for agricultural development and by the vast arable land he saw between Kano and Jigawa states, it is clear that, if the sector is properly funded it will address the problems of unemployment and socio-economic crises in the country.
The regional manager of the bank, Alhaji Lawan Bulama, said the beneficiary emerged winner at a national draw for the promo in Lagos.

says eat right

eat right with CORPORATE FARMERS

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Dizengoff Agriculture

Growing More with Less - Supporting farmers across Nigeria

Dizengoff, with the support of our parent company, can boast unparalleled agricultural credentials, offering a total portfolio of the very best agricultural products and services. Our people can draw upon experience in large-scale commercial farming gained not only in the Middle East, Europe and North America, but across sub-Saharan Africa. Our team is headed by real farmers, with an unsurpassed working knowledge of the latest methods, yet with a deep understanding of the needs and challenges of local farmers in Nigeria.
Many of the large commercial farmers in sub-Saharan Africa are valued long term customers, who depend on us to supply a large range of mechanised equipment for land management and soil improvement. Dizengoff also provides quality agrochemicals for insect control, including herbicides, fungicides, insecticides and foliar fertilizers. We deliver the most modern technology and specialist services required to provide smart water solutions, water filtration and irrigation. Our dedicated after-sales service also covers genuine Massey Ferguson tractors and farming machinery,  Baldan slashers, Jacto sprayers, and other planting and harvesting equipment.
Dizengoff is committed to the most productive farming methods and animal health, providing the highest quality poultry equipment, poultry complexes, fish farming equipment, and piggeries. The company is particularly well known as a supplier of fish farm accessories, such as imported high quality fish feed, sorting nets, growth monitoring scales, and water testing kits. Our continually expanding range of full turnkey projects covers all aspects of rearing, processing, and storing livestock.
Dizengoff recognises the importance of adapting modern agricultural technology to the level of the rural farmer to enable Nigerian agriculture to increase its efficiency and quality of food production. Agriculture is relatively underdeveloped in Nigeria and we fully support government investment in this area, welcoming the opportunity to deliver innovative solutions and participate in new developments.

celebrates Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike,

The mission of Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Nigeria is to provide high quality practical training to students to become professionally competent and confident persons capable of self-employment to develop environment-friendly and people-sensitive technologies and to enhance the well-being of the people through extension and other interventions. By so doing, the Nigerian people and the entire world are being served.

celebrating Nigerian Agric Institution..FUNAAB

The Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State (FUNAAB) was established on January 1, 1988 by the Federal Government when four Universities of Technology, earlier merged in 1984, were demerged. This led to the creation of the first two Universities of Agriculture in Abeokuta and Makurdi.
On the same date, Professor Nurudeen Olorun-Nimbe Adedipe was appointed the pioneer Vice-Chancellor of the University. Professor Adedipe officially assumed duty on January 28, 1988. For many years the date which Professor Adedipe assumed duty was wrongly adopted as the foundation day of the University. Following a revisit to the instrument setting up the University, a Council decision at its 53rd Statutory meeting in June 2010 reverted the foundation date to January 1st 1988 as prescribed by the law which established the University.
Prior to the emergence of UNAAB, the Federal Government had established the Federal University of Technology, Abeokuta (FUTAB) in 1983. Then, in 1984, it was merged with the University of Lagos and had its name changed to the College of Science and Technology, Abeokuta (COSTAB), before the demerger of January, 1988.

The University started off from the old Campus of Abeokuta Grammar School, Isale-Igbein near the city centre. It completed its movement to its Permanent Site along Alabata Road in 1997, in what has been termed the fastest pace of Permanent Site development in the history of Nigerian University System.

Monday, 15 October 2012

Agriculture Expo (February 12 – 14, 2013) there!!

Agriculture Expo (February 12 – 14, 2013)

US Africa Business Council will be bringing Farm owners and companies in agricultural business to the Agricultural EXPO in California. They can either be exhibitors or attendees.
As part of helping to promote agriculture in Africa, African attendees are encouraged to attend most of the events scheduled during the EXPO 

Target Audience:
•Individual Farmers
•Companies in Agricultural Business
•Agricultural Investors
•Banking and Finance of Agriculture Business
•Location – Tulare California (Attendees, over 200,000 people)
•General Entrance Fee - $15.00
•International Participations
A.With VISA – Non Refundable $ 1,500.00
A.Travel Package (See below)
B.Without VISA – Non Refundable $ 3,500.00
a.Travel Package (See below)
•Travel Package
A.Group 1 (No Fee)
a.Buy your own roundtrip airfare, accommodation, transportation
B.Group 2 ($ 6,500)
a.Agent does everything i.e.
i. Roundtrip Airfare (Economy)Upgrade at additional cost
ii.5 star Hotel Accommodation (5 days)
iii.Daily Breakfast
iv.Business Luncheon with Investors
v.Video Coverage
vi.Tour of Hollywood and Beverly Hills
vii.Business proposal presentation to the right contact

Friday, 12 October 2012

The USA department of Agric for Corporate Farmers®

The United States supports the Nigerian Agriculture system
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It all began in March 1987 with a meeting between the directors of fifteen francophone agricultural research institutions of West and Central Africa and Madagascar and their colleagues from French agricultural research institutions namely, the French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD), the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA) and the Office de recherche scientifique et technique d’Outre-Mer (ORSTOM) now the Development Research Institute (IRD). Together they formed the Conference of African and French leaders of agricultural research institutes (CORAF). The first Executive Secretary of CORAF was Bernard Bachelier and the headquarters of the conference based in Paris. It was during the third Plenary of the institution, held in 1990, in Antananarivo, Madagascar, that the decision to transfer the Secretariat to Dakar, in Senegal, was taken. Another decision, equally important, was taken during this third Plenary: to open CORAF to research institutions of English-speaking and Portuguese-speaking countries and to adopt the principle of regular scientific evaluation of scientific cooperation tools. Lastly, CORAF adopted the charter of Associative Research Networks and Base-Centres and opened up to policy and decision makers, following a Conference of Ministers responsible for agricultural research in West and Central Africa. In March 1992, the Conference was held in Dakar; the Ministers recognized CORAF as a sub-regional organization and approved its Strategic Plan. Four years later, in 1996, the Conference of Ministers of Agriculture in West and Central Africa followed suit by recognizing it as the technical instrument of its research policy. It was in 1995, that the research institutions of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Gambia, Sierra-Leone, Cape-Verde and Guinea Bissau joined CORAF. Consequently, the institution became the Conference of Leaders of Agricultural Research in West and Central Africa. In February 1997, in Bamako, Mali, together with two other sister subregional organizations of sub-Saharan Africa, it established the continental organization, Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA). It was in 1999, that CORAF took on its present name: the West and Central African Council for Agricultural Research and Development (CORAF/WECARD)

Saturday, 6 October 2012

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Proposed Nigerian reality show looking to lure the youth back to farming

Reality television hit the mainstream about a decade ago with the launch of Big Brother and Survivor. Since then hundreds of reality shows have been created, from Keeping Up with the Kardashians to Donald Trump’s The Apprentice.

A Nigerian company, Hayzee Mind Concept, is now planning to launch a reality show where contestants will have to demonstrate their farming skills. The idea behind Corporate Farmers is to provide entertainment while showing Nigerian youths that farming can be a viable career. Hayzee Mind Concept hopes for the show to launch in the first quarter of 2013. How we made it in Africa asked Akin Alabi, CEO of Hayzee Mind Concept, about his plans for the show.

Give us an overview of Corporate Farmers and explain why you decided to focus on farming?
The concept came from a desire to do something new, something more creative in the agricultural media industry. We came up with something that will bring the African youth back to engage in agriculture, just like our forefathers cherished going to the farm.

 The main reason why we decided to focus on agriculture is because food is essential for our existence. Without it there is no life. So we decided the best possible way to encourage the youth is by combining agriculture and entertainment.
Tell us a bit more about how the proposed show will work
The show will feature 36 Nigerian youths (18-30 years) from all the states in Nigeria. Nine groups comprising of four contestants will each be allocated a plot of land. The show will run for 36 days. The selection process will entail an audition, which will be done by professionals in the agriculture industry.
Contestants will participate in a range of farming related activities, including poultry, snail breeding, fishery, piggery, etc. There will be an eviction process and the winner will go home with very rewarding prizes.
How would you describe the average Nigerian youth’s perception about farming as a career?
The average Nigerian young person’s perception of farming is rather negative because they are not well informed about agriculture. The government does not encourage the Nigerian youth to participate in farming. All that the youth is interested in is to go to the studio and sing or dance.